Poke Salat Festival
 vendors     entertainment    schedule of events  festival info     volunteers     downtown arab

34th Annual Poke Salat Festival

2nd Annual Bluegrass Band Competition

For 34 years, The Poke Salat Festival has been held in Historic Downtown Arab, Alabama. Started by the "Liar's Club" at the L'Rancho Cafe, the Festival is a long standing tradition in North Alabama. Downtown Arab is the place to get an early spring taste of Poke Salat, a dish of greens cooked from the harvested wild plant, poke weed.

The two-day fun packed event is is held throughout Downtown Arab, and includes arts and crafts demonstrations and vendors, civic group and commercial vendors, multiple areas of entertainment, a pet parade, food court, Corn Hole Tournament, children's play area, pony rides, and more fun.

Friday night's entertainment on the Main Stage typically brings a variety of bands to the Festival with rock, country, blues or cover bands.

Saturday the Festival is all about Bluegrass, a traditional sound for this region. The day starts with a Bluegrass Band Competition on Saturday with cash prizes for the top bands. Bands from throughout North Alabama, Southern Tennessee and beyond are invited to enter the Competition for a chance to win the 1st Place prize of $500 and a spot on the stage as an opening act for the evening's entertainment. 

VENDORS information and application

Bluegrass Band Competition applications.


34th Annual 

Poke Salat Festival

May 18-19, 2018

mark your calendars now! 

ADA Meetings

Do you want to make a difference in Downtown Arab? We have a meeting on the first Wednesday morning  of every month and have membership opportunities for Downtown businesses and also for our neighbors in community  that want to help promote, support and work on the revitalization of  Downtown Arab. Call 256-586-0345 for more information

Follow Downtown Arab and Poke Salat Festival  on Facebook for Downtown news, updates on fun events and happenings!!


Arab City

Arab Chamber 
of Commerce

Arab Tribune


Fun Radio 92.7